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PUD powerline gets OK from state’s high court

PUD powerline gets OK from state’s high court

By Marcy Stamper
After more than a dozen years of lawsuits, the Okanogan County Public Utility District’s transmission line from Pateros to Twisp has won an almost certain path to construction with a Washington Supreme Court decision that the utility has the right to condemn state land to build the powerline. The opinion found...
County awaiting federal decision on $1.5 million to replace lost timber revenue

County awaiting federal decision on $1.5 million to replace lost timber revenue

By Marcy Stamper
One and a half million dollars for county roads, schools and fire prevention — to compensate counties for a loss of income from logging on federal lands — is hanging in the balance, since Congress did not …
DNR proposes salvage logging in 1,285 acres of  Carlton Complex Fire’s burn area

DNR proposes salvage logging in 1,285 acres of  Carlton Complex Fire’s burn area

By Ann McCreary
In light of severe erosion and landslides after thunderstorms last summer, conservation organizations have raised questions about plans to log dead trees in areas burned by the Carlton Complex Fire. The Methow Valley Citizens Council (MVCC) …
Communication, local control are focus of meeting about wildfire preparedness

Communication, local control are focus of meeting about wildfire preparedness

By Marcy Stamper
Despite continuing tension and emotion about the devastation caused by the Carlton Complex Fire, participants at a packed meeting in Brewster focused primarily on steps that can be taken to be better prepared for the upcoming fire season.
State denies claims for $9 million + of losses in Carlton Complex

State denies claims for $9 million + of losses in Carlton Complex

By Marcy Stamper
Investigators with the Washington Attorney General’s Office have denied 72 claims filed against the state for damages caused by the Carlton Complex Fire. Letters sent to the claimants denying liability cited state law, saying …
Property owners file claims against state for losses in Carlton Complex Fire

Property owners file claims against state for losses in Carlton Complex Fire

By Marcy Stamper
Attorneys have filed 65 claims against the state of Washington for property lost in the Carlton Complex Fire, charging that the Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is responsible for the damage by failing to control the fire.

State seeks trail ideas

State seeks trail ideas

The Washington Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is developing a new policy for recreational trails for non-motorized and motorized activities including hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and motorcycle and ATV riding. The agency is currently gathering input from the public about what they’d like to see in the state’s recreational trails, which will supplement staff...
Questions persist about response by some fire crews

Questions persist about response by some fire crews

By Marcy Stamper
More than a month after the state’s largest wildfire destroyed hundreds of homes in and around the Methow Valley, homemade signs thanking firefighters still punctuate the landscape. But in addition to the gratitude, some people have been raising questions about whether fire crews missed early opportunities to keep the fire from getting...
Community briefs: Aug. 13, 2014

Community briefs: Aug. 13, 2014

This week: Info for landowners, Helping kids with stress, Firewise workshop on Saturday, Pancakes at the Grange, Benefit buffet at Twisp River Suites next Tuesday, Summer Festival in Tonasket and Check those gauges

DNR bans all outdoor burning

Those who start or spread fires subject to civil and criminal penalties OLYMPIA – With dangerously hot and dry weather driving fire danger to a new high, the Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is expanding the current statewide burn ban to cover all outdoor burning on all DNR-protected lands, with no exceptions, the...